Publisher description for Biogeochemistry of Gulf of Mexico estuaries / edited by Thomas S. Bianchi, Jonathan R. Pennock, Robert R. Twilley.

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Counter The fisheries of the Gulf of Mexico make up the largest commercial fishery in the United States. But the ecology of the Gulf is in trouble: much of the Gulf is subject to critical problems with toxic microorganisms. This important book addresses the emergency, providing indispensable research findings and material on sedimentary processes, nutrient flows, carbon, and trace metal cycling. Time is of the essence in examining these problems; this book cuts to the heart of the matter, providing ecologists and biologists with the first coherent treatment of the subject.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Biogeochemical cycles Mexico, Gulf of, Estuarine ecology Mexico, Gulf of